Australia's Golden Outback 2023 Holiday Planner

At a Glance


WHAT’S ON Winter Sports — April – Sept Wildflower season — June – Dec Newdegate Machinery Field Days — 6 - 7 Sept 2023 Market Day & Treasure Trail — last week in Oct or first week in Nov Community events — ongoing TOP ATTRACTIONS Museums - Australian Inland Mission Hospital, Hainsworth Building, Bush Tractor Museum and Varley Museum / Silo Trail Art & Art exhibitions / Walk Trails – Jam Patch, Kwongan Heathland Walk, Lake Grace StoryTrail / Walker’s Hill Winery / Salt Lakes and lookouts WILDFLOWERS TO DISCOVER Cowslip Orchid / Rushtike Dampier / Painted Feather Flower / Granite Honey Myrtle / Yellow Feather Flower

Lake Grace

LAKE GRACE 345km south-east of Perth

journey when he and his partners cut the now famous Holland Track. Explore salt lakes along the ancient river systems and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Dragon Rock Reserve. Part of the PUBLIC Silo Trail, visitors to Newdgate can view the stunning creations by Perth muralist Brenton See, depicting the area’s local wildlife across four 30m high silos. Visit Pioneer Park in the town centre and read up about the town, then head across the road to the skate park and check out this family-friendly facility. Step back in time with a visit to the Hainsworth Museum and be transported back to a bygone era. LAKE KING 460km south-east of Perth A small rural town on the fringe of the Wheatbelt’s sheep and wheat farming country, the area truly comes alive during spring with some of the districts best wildflower displays. Walk trails through the town’s bushland enable visitors to take short, self-guided walks and enjoy the wildflowers, native vegetation, birdlife and a little local history. The Roe Heritage Trail retraces part of

on the Esperance to Perth, Albany to Hyden crossroads.

L ake Grace is a thriving rural town named after a shallow lake 10km west of the townsite. Lake Grace itself is one of Western Australia’s largest inland salt lakes and a nationally significant wetland, comprising two separate bodies of water – Lake Grace North and Lake Grace South. Lake Grace has a diverse range of public artwork from the Story Trail nestled in the centre of town, to the detailed mural of pioneering women from the region. Visit the restored Stationmaster’s House now operating as the Lake Grace Visitor Centre and right next door is the Lake Grace Regional Artspace featuring exhibitions from local artists, travelling exhibitions and artists in residence. Sample wines from a local winery Walkers Hill Vineyard, located 8km north of Lake Grace and stop by the stunning nature reserve, the Jam Patch. NEWDEGATE 397km south-east of Perth ‘Gateway to the Holland Track.’ Follow the traces of John Holland’s 1893 epic

LAKE GRACE VISITORCENTRE 1 Stubbs Street, Lake Grace (08) 9865 2140

Surveyor General Roe’s historical journey in 1848. Travel 30km east on the Lake King Norseman Road to the Rabbit Proof Fence. Make sure you call in at the new Lake King Tractor Museum with its exhibit of unique locally made tractors.

VARLEY 40km south of Hyden on Brookton Highway .

Travel from Varley to Hatters Hill or to the historic Rabbit Proof Fence that skirts the eastern end of the shire. Gold was discovered at Hatters Hill in the early part of the twentieth century and the small settlement is now uninhabited and an interesting spot for fossickers.

52 | The Wheatbelt |

Made with FlippingBook - professional solution for displaying marketing and sales documents online